Progressive Presidents: Crash Course US History #29

Progressive Presidents: Crash Course US History #29

What were Teddy’s Square Deal aims?
aimed to distinguish good corporations that provided useful products and services at fair prices from bad corporations that existed just to make money
What is the federal government’s responsibility according to Teddy?
the government responsibility was to regulate the economy directly and to break up power of wealthy corporations
What actions did Teddy take?
he used the Sherman Act to prosecute bad trusts
How did Congress assist him in his aims?
congress passed some legislation
What did Taft accomplish as a Progressive? Step 1.
he ordered the prosecution that broke up Standard Oil in 1911
What did Taft accomplish as a Progressive? Step 2.
he supported the 16th amendment, allowing Congress to pass an income tax, and that paved the way for the 18th amendment
What did Taft accomplish as a Progressive? Step 3.
he fired Pinchot in 1910
What were the 4 candidates?
Taft
Teddy Roosevelt
Moose Party
Eugene Debs
What are the problems according to the Mystery document?
excessive tariffs and almost universal monopoly
List Wilson’s top 5 domestic accomplishments?
Clayton act
Keating-Owen Act
Adamson Act
16th Amendment
Underwood Terath
What’s the “contradiction” with Progressive presidents?
progressive presidents were very concerned about big business as a threat to freedom in the U.S.
What did the Roosevelt Corollary empower the U.S. to do?
He would defend independent Latin American states from European intervention.
How was it put into practice by Teddy?
He practiced this by using American troops to ensure that Latin American countries were stable enough for Americans to invest there.
Contrast Taft’s foreign policy with Wilson’s.
Taft-
He emphasized loans and economic investment as the best way to spread American influence
Wilson’s-
export colossal amounts of American products.
The Foner quote.
“The presidents who spoke the most about freedom were likely to intervene most frequently in the affairs of other countries.”
What was Taft?
Republican
What was Teddy Roosevelt?
Republican/ Bull Moose
What was Woodrow Wilson?
Democrat
What was Eugene Debs?
Socialist